Atlanta Police Department looking to hire 300 officers

The Atlanta Police Department is looking to hire 300 officers by the end of the year and will hold more than a dozen career fairs to attract candidates.

Atlanta Polcie spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said candidates do not have to be residents of the city, but they do have to be U.S. or naturalized citizens.

Atlanta Polcie spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said candidates do not have to be residents of the city, but they do have to be U.S. or naturalized citizens.

The new recruits will join just under 2,000 officers currently on the force, the largest police force in the state.

Spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said candidates do not have to be residents of the city, but they do have to be U.S. or naturalized citizens. Candidates must be at least 20 years old with at least a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Starting salary for recruits with a bachelor’s degree is $42,128.71. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance.

Recruits will proceed to 22 weeks of training at the Atlanta Police Academy. Visit www.joinatlantapd.org for more information on the application process .

The upcoming career fairs will be held at the APD’s Public Safety Headquarters building, 226 Peachtree St, SW, 2nd Floor, in Atlanta. Here are the dates and times:

• Monday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m.

• Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m.

• Monday, Feb 9 at 8 a.m.

• Friday, Feb. 13 at 8 a.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m.

• Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.

• Monday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m.

• Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m.

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BecauseIsaidSo23
BecauseIsaidSo23

I agree they have to many black cops . In Ferguson they complain they have to many white cops. Atlanta is not an all black city there are other races . That will change when they start the new soccer games in the falcons stadium then you'll see more white and Hispanics taking over and pushing those already there out .Reason why city is becoming tech savy to attract those other races.

styymy
styymy

Hell they don't need new police. Everyone has their own guns remember. When something breaks out your gun totting neighbors will spring into action. Heck they don't even need SWAT anymore because private citizens are armed and ready to go. Why step in when so many people can help and protect themselves?

prarrd
prarrd

They have to have THOUSANDS of policemen in downtown Atlanta to control crime from all the black people. In white areas, they only need maybe 100 to handle traffic problems, auto accidents, and to protect the whites from blacks who drive from their ghetto areas to steal in white areas. 


The unfortunate thing is, many of the police officers they hire will be black. You see them arrested a lot in the newspapers, making sure drug deals go down without any police interference, and otherwise selling off their positions of power. Some of the black policemen have shot dogs. One 300 pound black shot a 12 pound dog, saying he "feared for his life". A female black officer was so stupid, she shot a golden retriever. You read about those "golden retrievers mauling people all the time", right? What an idiot. 

styymy
styymy

@prarrd Unfortunately you are misinformered and are a race-baating troll.

druidhills
druidhills

"They need 2,000 new hires if they intend to make a dent in Atlanta crime"


Yeah, because we have the worst crime in the country because some black people live here. 

cw1960
cw1960

Recruits must be able to shoot old women and tail-wagging dogs without remorse.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

They need 2,000 new hires if they intend to make a dent in Atlanta crime